Westport flooding leaves 100 properties unlivable, medium time period housing sought

Westport Floods photographed by Anita O

2021-07-23 05:14:20

Greater than 100 properties in Westport are actually anticipated to be declared uninhabitable following the devastating floods.

Westport Floods photographed by Anita O'Brien

Westport Floods photographed by Anita O’Brien
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Buller Emergency Operations Centre public info supervisor Lisa Glass stated the ultimate variety of red-stickered properties was nonetheless being confirmed, however she anticipated it to be greater than 100.

Glass stated about 400 properties had been yellow-stickered, that means they might be liveable as soon as repairs have been executed they usually have been cleaned up.

She stated there could be an enormous want for brief to medium time period housing in Westport.

The handful of people that have been staying within the final remaining emergency lodging, arrange at South College, are anticipated to be re-homed at present.

“The civil defence welfare group have been serving to out these folks separately to ensure they are going to be secure and settled,” Glass stated.

“This has taken a wee whereas as a result of we did not wish to shuttle folks between a sequence of very short-term choices. We needed to have the ability to give them someplace to really feel a bit extra secure in for the short-medium time period.”

She stated the college could be prepared for the scholars to return in the beginning of the brand new time period on Monday.

The crews started work this morning collecting carpet and household items that were put out on the kerb in Menzies St.

The New Zealand Defence Drive, Buller District Council workers and Westreef contractors labored collectively to take away flood broken objects from properties in Westport.
Picture: RNZ / Samantha Gee

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